Fishing in Hawaii: Weke Day

Hawaii Beach

Boy was it hot yesterday! Even slathered in sunblock and with a hat I ended up a little red today. Oh well, we had a really fun day out with my mom so it was worth it.

My haul for the day were three weke (goatfish). Two were about 8 inches while the biggest one was a little over a foot long. That is the biggest weke I’ve ever caught in my life. Check it out!


To prepare the fish: scale, clean out the insides, make a couple slice marks on each side, flavor with a little salt and sliced ginger, then steam until cooked through.

This was steamed on a ti leaf (but it’s not necessary if you don’t have any). When it was done cooking all it needed was a dash of soy sauce and it was ready to eat!


15 comments   -   July 3, 2008

1 Lisa { 07.04.08 at 3:32 am }

Oh, what beautiful pictures! There is nothing better than fresh caught fish!

2 kat { 07.04.08 at 3:33 am }

wow! way to go, the only thing I caught when I went fishing was the big island :)

3 Lori { 07.04.08 at 3:37 am }

Hi Lisa,
I totally agree! And it’s so fun when you catch it yourself! 😀

Hey kat,
That’s funny, but don’t feel bad. Plenty times I get white washed too. 😉

4 rowena { 07.04.08 at 3:51 am }

OH MAN!!! This is just making me smile reel beeg because you should already know how much I miss fishing in the islands. That is a gorgeous weke monstah that you caught. Yay Lori!

5 Lori { 07.04.08 at 4:01 am }

Hey rowena,
Thanks, it really was one weke monstah! I was so happy when I pulled it up. It was almost like fighting one small papio, very fun! 😀

6 White On Rice Couple { 07.04.08 at 6:51 am }

OMG! look at the beautiful water! and the fresh, oh so fresh, fish!
Everytime I see your pic’s I get so envious of your beautiful surroundings! I would even consider packing up my bags , leaving my garden and moving to your paradise!
The fish looks divine, so simple and awesome!

7 noble pig { 07.04.08 at 7:13 am }

Wow, the pictures are amazing!

8 Fran { 07.04.08 at 10:49 am }

One of my favorite fish! The flesh stays firm no matter what you do to it. This preparations looks really tasty.

9 Lori { 07.04.08 at 12:04 pm }

Hi White On Rice Couple,
Thanks guys! Maybe you can come over for a vacation soon? 😉

Hi noble pig,
Thanks, it was a nice sunny day making the water look really nice. :)

Hi Fran,
This was preparation was pretty tasty. But we also pan fried one of the small ones…that was ono too! 😀

10 Lauren { 07.04.08 at 2:16 pm }

your pictures are beautfiul! the water looks so clear and the fish looks great. i bet it tasted amazing!

11 Lori { 07.04.08 at 2:24 pm }

Hi Lauren,
Thanks, the water really was nice that day wasn’t it! :)

12 sarah { 07.14.08 at 2:57 pm }

look like postcard pictures :)

13 Lori { 07.14.08 at 3:23 pm }

Thanks sarah, it was easy since it was a nice sunny day!

14 Lobster { 07.14.08 at 5:25 pm }

Wow, I’m completely jealous. I would love to be able to catch my own meals!

15 Lori { 07.15.08 at 2:02 am }

Hi Lobster,
If it makes you feel any better, it’s not very often that I catch something worthy of the dinner table. It was my lucky day! 😉

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